THE PRINCESS MARY 1914 CHRISTMAS TIN OF CAPT. SIR E.A. STEWART-RICHARDSON, BLACK WATCH (DIED OF WOUNDS NOV 1914)

Princess Mary 1914 Christmas tin with cigarettes and tobacco in immaculate condition, complete with card and photograph and slip with 'H.R.H. Princess Mary's Gift, Captain Sir E.A. Stewart-Richardson, The Black Watch' and date stamped 'Perth Infantry Record Office 3 Feb 1915'.
No image set
NOW£750.00
No image set
No image set
No image set
No image set
No image set
No image set
No image set
No image set
No image set
Description

Sir Edward Austin Stewart-Richardson was born in Edinburgh on 24 July 1872, 15th Baronet, Pencaitland, Pitfour Castle, Perth, son of Sir James T. Stewart-Richardson and Alice Cochrane, Lady Stewart-Richardson and husband of Lady Constance Stewart-Richardson (nee Mackenzie, daughter of second Earl of Cromartie).

Educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Glenalmond, Perthshire, Stewart-Richardson joined the 3rd Bn., Royal Highlanders in Sep 1890 and promoted top Lieutenant in Mar 1892 and Captain in Feb 1900. From 1899-1902 he was A.D.C. to Lord Lamington, the Governor of Queensland and served in the Boer War with the 2nd Bn. Black Watch and Queensland Mounted Infantry, taking part in the operations in the Orange Free State, the action at Vet River, Rhenoster River, Wittebergen and Wittport.

On volunteering for service in WWI, Stewart-Richardson was attached to the 1st Battalion, Black Watch, entering France on 28 Sep 1914, was wounded in action on 27 Oct and invalided to England on 31 Oct. He died at home in Edinburgh on 28 Nov 1914.

View a short video explaining the history of this Princess Mary Christmas tin.